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14 gaming setups with laptop that will blow you away

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Gaming Setups with laptop

While most PC gamers use a dedicated gaming build connected to the monitor, Battletops are getting popular as they serve two purposes at the same time. You can either use your gaming laptop with a big display and play games, or you can take your laptop to your friend’s house for a Lan party.

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Battletops can look as good as a gaming setup with dedicated gaming rig and you just need some accessories in order to make it look like that. I have listed the top gaming setups that use laptops following with the guide on how you can make your gaming battletop look awesome and practically easy to use.

Top 14 Gaming and Productivity Setups With Laptop(Battletop)

Note- Some accessories listed below each setup might be a little different from the actual accessories used.

Beautiful Battletop by /u/zinv2k6

Battletop by zinv2k6

Laptop- Equivalent of Eluktronics Mag-15/XMG Fusion 15

Keyboard- Rakk Ilis with pudding keycaps

Mouse- Rakk Kaptan

Speakers- Edifier G2000

Headphone- Sennheiser HD650s

Monitor- ViewSonic VA2719

Spacious Battletop by /u/Am_Jay_De

Battletop by Em_Jay_De

Laptop- Lenovo Legion Y530

Monitor- AOC 22V2Q

Mouse 1- Logitech G305

Mouse 2- M330 Silent

Mousepad- Logitech G240

Keyboard- Anne Pro 2

Phone- Oneplus Nord

Phone stand- IKEA phone stand

Chair- IKEA Langfjall chair

Budget Battletop by /u/Ronn_W

Battletop by Ronn_W

Laptop- HP EliteBook 840 G3

Monitor- HP EliteDisplay E231i monitor

Keyboard/mouse- Cooler Master Devastator 3

Headset- JBL quantum gaming 300 black

Mousepad- Unbranded RGB LED mousepad

Ultrawide Battletop by /u/DannyJohnLaw

Battletop by DannyJohnLaw

Laptop- Apple Macbook Pro

Monitor- LG 34UC98

ROG Battletop by /u/theoldguitarist995

Battletop by theoldguitarist995

Laptop- Asus ROG Zephyrus S17 GX701LV

Monitor- Asus VG279Q

Keyboard- Logitech G513

Mouse- Logitech G502 hero

Headset- Corsair Virtuoso RGB wireless SE High-Fidelity

Overkill RGB Battletop by /u/MrbeefyPS

Battletop by MrbeefyPS

Laptop- Razer Blade 15

Mouse- Razer DeathAdder Elite

Mousepad- Razer Goliathus Speed

Keyboard- Razer BlackWidow V3 Tenkeyless

Monitor- BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P

Warm Battletop by /u/pnlsanchez

Battletop by pnlsanchez

Laptop: Lenovo Legion Y740

Keyboard: Steelseries Apex 7 TKL

Mouse: Steelseries Rival 650

Headset: Steelseries Arctis 3 BT

Headset Stand: Redragon Scepter Pro

Monitor: Samsung Space 32″

RGB Mac Battletop by /u/tlonergan04

Battletop by tlonergan04

Laptop 1- MacBook Pro 16-inch with i9 9900K

EGPU- Razer Core X Chroma with Gigabyte RX 5700 XT OC

Monitors- Dual LG 27” 4K HDR 27-BL85U

Monitor mount- VIVO Dual Vesa Mount

Tablet- iPad Pro 11 inch 2020

Super high-end Battletop by /u/namestartswithaK

 Battletop by namestartswithaK

Laptop- Razer Blade 15

eGPU- Razer X Chroma with Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080 Ti OC

Monitor- Asus ROG Strix XG35VQ

Mouse-Logitech MX Master

Keyboard- Razer Blackwidow Elite

Desk- IKEA Karlby

Minimalistic Battletop by /u/jgierer12

Battletop by jgierer12

Laptop- Dell XPS 13 9370

Monitor- Dell U2518D

Dock- CalDigit TS3 Plus

Keyboard- Massdrop CTRL

Mouse- Logitech MX Vertical

Gorgeous White/Red Battletop by /u/ch1197

Battletop by ch1197

Laptop- Apple Macbook pro

Monitor- LG 27UL500-W

Keyboard-  Ducky One 2 mini 

Mouse- Logitech MX Master

Headset- HyperX Cloud Stinger

Console- Playstation 4

Mood changing Battletop by /u/speednijer

Battletop by speednijer

Laptop- Apple Macbook pro

Monitor- LG 27UL500-W

Keyboard- Keychron K2

Speakers- Logitech G560

Clean & Neat Battletop by /u/b0xel

Battletop by b0xel

Laptop- Dell XPS 15 9560

Monitor- Dell Ultrawide U3417W

Tablet- iPad Pro 2018 11 inch

Keyboard- Logitech Craft 

Mouse- Logitech MX Master

Mousepad-Steelseries QcK Edge

Mesmerizing Battletop by /u/istefan24

Battletop by istefan24

Laptop- Razer Blade 15

Monitor- LG 27GL83A-B

Keyboard- keychron k2

Mouse- Logitech MX Master

Chair- Secret lab omega

Things you will need for a Battletop

Desk

Recommended- Ikea Linnmon

Ikea Linnmon

Desk is the compulsory requirement for creating a great looking battletop and it’s recommended to use a broader and longer desk to allow all your accessories to be easily put on without creating a mess. Consider getting an Ikea desk without drawers or you can use the Ikea Linnmon if you need some storage. You can get one more desk like these if you want to build a bigger battletop. Alternatively, you can get a custom desk if you are short on budget and have almost similar features as the one shown above.

Monitor

Recommended- ASUS VG279Q 

ASUS VG279Q

A laptop’s display is generally comparatively smaller to the monitors we have on the market. Only a good monitor can replace your old un-immersive gameplay with an immersive one with better picture quality and latest technology. Your laptop’s specs determine what monitor you should get. If you are having a quad-core processor with integrated graphics, then you shouldn’t go above 24″ monitor with 60Hz refresh rate but if your laptop has a powerful CPU with a dedicated graphics card that can play most games above 60 fps at 1080p, then a 27″ 1080p 144Hz monitor is recommended.

You can go beyond that if you have super high-end specs and can enjoy gaming as it is meant to be enjoyed.

Mouse

Recommended- Logitech MX Master

Logitech mx master

A mouse is far better than the touchpad of the laptop as the pad lacks precision and accuracy. Also, you can’t play any game properly with it which is why you will need a good mouse. Going wireless is the best option for a battletop as it can be placed anywhere on your desk without getting messed up in the wire.

You must have noticed that the most common mouse among some of the battletops listed above is the MX Master from Logitech. This mouse is a beast and is one of the most popular wireless gaming and productivity mouse that will provide a great experience in both.

Mousepad

Recommended- Luxcoms RGB mousepad

LUXCOMS RGB Soft Gaming Mouse Pad

Mousepad not only helps your mouse to move around easily but also adds a good look to your overall setup. It’s one of the essential accessories for a gaming setup and for a great looking battletop you should use a large mousepad that covers your mouse and keyboard. These are generally cheap and if you want an RGB one, then most likely you will get one for $30.

Keyboard

Recommended- Cooler Master SK 650

Cooler Master SK 650

If you plan to keep your laptop away from yourself which is the most practical decision as your monitor will be directly in front of you, then a dedicated keyboard is necessary to use. You can use a membrane keyboard if you are short on cash but a mechanical keyboard is the most suitable one for gaming and productivity. Do check the comparison between membrane and mechanical keyboards if you aren’t able to decide between the two.

Headset

Recommended- Corsair HS70 Pro

Corsair HS70 Pro

It’s difficult to connect a wired headset to your laptop and it’s wiser to go with a wireless one. There are plenty of wireless headsets for gaming and I recommend Corsair’s HS70 Pro which has thousands of positive reviews on Amazon and comes under $100. It has a dedicated noise cancelling mic and comfortable ear cups for painless gaming experience.

If you want a cheaper option and no mic, then go with the COWIN E7 headphone with your eyes closed. This headphone has over 50,000 positive reviews which is exceptional and rare to see.

Some Lights

Recommended- LIFX Z LED Strip

LIFX Z LED Strip

To illuminate your room, you can use various types of lights. We have an in-depth article on how and which lights should you use for your gaming room. The cheapest light to light up your setup is a simple LED strip which you can route through different areas and if you want a premium option, then LIFX Z LED strip is an excellent choice.

You can also go with Nanoleaf panels if you are willing to spend a couple of hundred dollars in your room and try to add a lamp to increase your setup’s aesthetics.

Speakers(Optional)

Recommended- Bose Companion 2 Series III

Bose Companion 2 Series III

It’s hard to sit with headphones on your head all day and no matter how comfortable are the earcups, your ears will start hurting pretty badly after some time. You can get a pair of speakers which will be a great alternative to your headphones and there are plenty of good speakers to choose from. The Bose Companion 2 Series III speakers are a great choice for $100 and have crystal clear sound without any hissing.

Plan and Manage

Just getting every accessory is not enough to make an outstanding battletop. You need to plan carefully on how you can get the most out of your accessories without making a clutter on your desk. Plan on a piece of paper till you find the best layout to organise your setup and do not forget to manage the cables behind your desk.

If you need help regarding managing cables, you can refer to our guide on cable management or you can just comment below if you want any suggestions.

Sarfraz

Hi Gaminerds! I know you love gaming and so do I. This is the place where we meet and talk about gaming and computers. Feel free to discuss! You can contact me at Sarfraz@xtremegaminerd.com
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